That location--dubbed Site 5 because of its location within the Atlantic Terminal Urban Renewal Area (ATURA)--has also been suggested for a giant two-tower project, involving a shift of bulk from the unbuilt Miss Brooklyn tower once scheduled to loom over the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush avenues, now home to the arena plaza. The taller tower could rise 785 feet, according to plans shared in 2016.
That Site 5 plan is percolating, though it hasn't moved forward. It requires not city approval, but a revision of the state's General Project Plan, which requires public hearings and a vote by Empire State Development. Such approval is virtually guaranteed.
The reason I (and others) have assumed is that a lawsuit by P.C. Richard remains pending. But presumably that can be resolved with a negotiated payment.
In a sense, though, delay may be helpful to Greenland Forest City Partners. What might seem as a joltingly large project--especially in contrast to row-house neighbors on the south side of Pacific Street--might seem more acceptable, at least to some in power, if the 80 Flatbush project, even if scaled down, is approved later this year by the City Council.